Piano performances will include an array of jazz standards with an original piece sprinkled in. I always enjoy seeing friends and family so come join the fun
Some days I joke that I'm paying for my "doctorate degree" at the school of hard knocks.
Lyrics to "When I Get Back Home" (from the Dona Carter DC Jazz CD)
I see a fork in the road, and I'm starting a journey.
Will you be there when I get back home?
What lies ahead I'm not certain, but I need a chance to fly, and give my dreams a try...
Music is a way of life!
Above, Dona Carter, Bill Carter and Larry Roland, bass.
" Music is a force for healing hearts and uniting people of all cultures and ethnic groups.I've tried to reach out by composing pieces that share joy and hope."
Dona Carter has a BA degree in Music from Barnard College~Columbia University, and a MA degree from Lehman College in Music Education. She attended the Hartford Conservatory of Music and the JazzMobile Workshop. "My family always stressed education for me and my siblings. I'm glad they all encouraged my love for music. But after coming through the jazz world, I sometimes joke that I went to the school of hard knocks." She led the IWJ Jazz Chorus and directed Portraits in Major and Minor where theater meets jazz, described as a marvelous piece.
Her music is often featured on WHCR's Sunday night jazz show.
"My CDs are available at CD Baby and iTunes. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/donacarter. You can contact me via the guest book for my music, including lead sheets. Check out the Photos page for the covers to my albums. When I was becoming a true professional musician, I used to go out to hear many of the great pianists like Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and Mary Lou Williams. The JazzMobile workshop was a big help to me and other aspiring musicians."
The Dona Carter Quintet with Bill Carter, Sedric Choukroun, and Camille Jones, (Larry Roland not seen). Hartford Jazz Society
This CD single, 'We Share One World' has greetings in 7 languages. Available now, just request it through t he guest book.